How much do movie theater tickets usually cost?


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The National Association of Theatre Owners reports that the average price of a movie ticket is $8.12, as of the first quarter of 2015. Movie prices typically go up during the summer due to the release of more 3D and IMAX films, which come with extra charges.

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The average movie ticket price for the year 2014 was $8.17, a 0.5 percent increase from $8.13 in 2013. The slight rise accompanied a 5.2 percent decrease in yearly box office revenue, along with the lowest audience numbers in 20 years.

Average ticket prices reflect data from all 50 states, though prices are considerably higher in places such as New York and California. Discounted prices for matinee showings, children and seniors are available at most theatre chains.

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